The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rolled into the heart of NACSAR country last week as part of the International Motorcycle Show. Bike fans were treated to loads of beautiful custom machines. Not only did the visitors get treated but so did the exhibitors as IronWorks through a pizza party for the builders. Not only that, but an Editor’s Choice Award was handed out by IW’s Marilyn Stemp. Here’s a list and look at the winners from the Charlotte UBCBS.
Creating custom bikes involves passion and Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications has a passion for classic motorcycles and through his passion he crafts kinetic two-wheeled art. His latest masterpiece, Old Black, took 1st place at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jeremy’s shop LC Fabrications specializes in custom parts for mainly Sportsters and Triumphs and his 1976 883cc XL was a show stopper. It features jackshafted dual chain drive, dual rear brake drums, custom open rocker valvetrain, dual Amal carbs with 2 rear heads. You can tell by the detail and impact of the bike that Jeremy likes to make things overcomplicated and mechanical. He even researched hill climb race bikes by contacting Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time Museum to understand what style and components these vintage bikes should have.
Fre Style winner: Jeremy Cupp, LC Fabrications “Old Black“, 1975 XL
1 Jeremy Cupp, LC Fabrications “Old Black“, 1975 XL
2 Simon Solomon, Hardly Civilized – “Quantum Leap“, 2010 Custom Bike
3 Susan Jurow, Camtech Custom Baggers – “High Roller“, 2005 Road King
Ben Jordan, 47 Knucklehead, Paint by Ryan Young, Many single year and rare production parts, finished off like a 100 point antique restoration. Had disk cover rear wheel with matching front hub. Perfect bobber down to mouse trap and tank shift.
MOD Harley winner: Ben Jordan, Jordan Designs 1947 H-D
1 Ben Jordan, Jordan Designs- IN HOC SIGNO VINCES, 1947 H-D
2 Cory Edwards, Gilliland Customs-Sudden Impact, 1985 FXR
3 Dale Walkser-The Time Machine, 1961 Knuckle
2008 Hayabusa, Paint by Neyon Paint. 1340cc Suzuki with RCC stage 1 turbo HRS blow off valve, Tial waste gate and low profile oil pan. Air ride, carbon fiber wheels with extended swing arm.
Cale Lohr’s “Power Corrupts”
1 Cale Lohr, Neyon Paint-Power Corrupts, 2008 Hayabusa
2 Garwood Custom Cycles- S.O. 2 (Silent Heros), 2010 ZX-14R
3 Gilliland Customs- Nasty Attitude, 2004 FXR
Ben Jordon – 1949 Panhead with paint by Ryan Young – silver molded rigid frame, steel gray contrast engine finish, clean old school bobber with left exit side by side pipes.
RETROMOD winner, Ben Jordan’s 1949 Harley-Davidson
1 Ben Jordan-1949 Harley-Davidson
2 Lucas Joyner, Factory Metal Work-BSA A65
3 Edge, Edge/Fab Kevin-1953 Panhead
People’s Choice – Quantum Leap
Simon Solomon, Hardly Civilized – Quantum Leap, 2010 Custom Bike
People’s Choice Winner Quantum Leap
IronWorks Magazine Editor’s Choice
Thomas Russell, T-N-A Custom Motorcycles-Leaves in the Wind, 2011 Prostreet
IronWorks Magazine Editor’s Choice
IronWorks Magazine Editor’s Choice Winner Thomas Russell
Marilyn gets interviewed
at the IW dinner
IW dinner scene
Next up for the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show will be the season finale at the Ocean Center Daytona Beach, 101 N. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida. The show will run Wednesday, March 14 12:00pm – 6:00pm; Thursday, March 15 11:00am – 7:00pm; Friday, March 16 11:00am – 7:00pm and Saturday, March 17 10:00am – 5:00pm. The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is an affiliate competition to the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. The top 5 finishers at each round in the Freestyle Class and Modified Harley Class receive an automatic bid to the 2012 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building in Sturgis, SD.
Source and images: Biker Pros
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